Alicia K. Quesnel

Practice Focus

  • Energy and Commercial Transactions
    • Acquisitions, mergers and divestitures
    • Oil sands and other energy-related project developments, including wind power, multi-billion dollar joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships and other business combination structures with a focus on unconventional resources development and participation with foreign investors
    • Commercial and corporate reorganizations and restructurings
    • Commercial agreements, with a focus on agreements pertaining to pipelines and related facilities, natural gas storage, processing and other upstream and midstream facilities
  • Competition Law and Foreign Investment
    • Securing regulatory approvals for mergers from the Competition Bureau, Investment Canada and other regulatory agencies
    • Advising on Competition Act compliance matters in a number of industries, including the upstream and midstream energy sectors, the energy service sector, power, petrochemicals, the airline industry and the grain industry, among others

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Ottawa, Master of Laws, International Trade Law, 1994
  • Queen's University, Bachelor of Laws, 1993
  • University of Calgary, Master of Arts, International Relations, 1989
  • University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Arts, 1987

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1995

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association

Honours & Recognition

  • Named as Best Lawyers in Canada's Calgary Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resource Law, 2018
  • Named in Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2017
  • Named in Chambers Canada as a leading lawyer in Energy: Oil & Gas (Nationwide), 2016-2018 and in Corporate Commercial (Alberta), 2018
  • Named as Best Lawyers in Canada's Calgary Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resource Law, 2016
  • Named in Who's Who Legal, Canada in the area of Energy Law, annually since 2010 and in the top 10 most highly regarded energy practitioners in Canada from 2014-2016
  • Named in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, 2014-2016
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition of Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, 2014-2017
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition of Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers, 2013-2017
  • Named in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a consistently recommended leading lawyer in the area of Energy (Oil & Gas), 2014-2016 and as a repeatedly recommended leading lawyer in Corporate Commercial, 2015-2016
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Natural Resources Law, annually since 2013
  • Named in Chamber's Global Clients' Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), annually since 2006
  • Named in Who's Who Legal, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in the area of Energy Law, annually since 2010
  • Named in Legal Media's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, in Energy and Natural Resources and in Women in Business Law, 2013-2017
  • Named in Legal 500 Canada, in Energy-Oil & Gas, 2016 & 2017

Presentations

  • Panel Member, The Commercialization Challenge, The Future of Oil and Gas 2017, Conference sponsored by the Future Economy (Milestone GRP), January 2017
  • Panel Moderator, A View From Alberta, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), 2016 Model Contracts Workshop, June 2016
  • Panel Member, Current Issues in Oil & Gas Transactions: a Panel Discussion on Commercial Oil & Gas Agreements, University of Calgary: Assentio Mentium Program, February 2015
  • Panel Member, Finding a Way Forward with Foreign Investors: A Conversation about the Internationalization of Canadian Resource Development Agreements, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, January 2015
  • Co-Presenter, An Overview of the Changing Nature of Petroleum Joint Ventures in Canada, at the GPAC/PJVA Joint Conference, Connecting the Dots: The New Reality of Energy and Markets in Canada, November 2014
  • Panel Member, Examining How Government Bodies, LNG Terminal Developers, Asian Buyers, First Nations & Pipeline Companies Can Collaborate to Expedite the Establishment of a Canadian LNG Export Industry Whilst the Opportunity is Still There, Canadian LNG Exports Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Initiative, June 2014, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Panel Chair, The Great Policy Debate on Managing FDI and SOE Activity in the New Landscape, University of Calgary's School of Public Policy Conference, Proceed With Caution? State-Owned Enterprises and the Need for a New Approach to Investment Policy, December 2013
  • Panel Member, At the Crossroads: The Uncertainty of SOE Investment in Canada's Resources Sector, BD&P Client Seminar, November 2013
  • Panel Member, Investment Canada Act: Investor Confidence or More Uncertainty, Canadian Bar Association Federal Investment Review Conference, Toronto, June 2013
  • Presenter, Omers Decision, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, June 2012
  • Panel Member, Doing Business with Pacific Rim Participants, BD&P Client Seminar, May 2012
  • Presenter, Competitor Collaborations: Strategic Alliance, Criminal Conspiracy or Agreement to Lessen Competition, BD&P Client Seminar, June 2010

Community Involvement

  • Director, Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Director, SOS Children's Villages Canada

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Member, Executive Committee, BD&P
  • Member, Compensation Committee, BD&P
  • Member, Partnership Admission Committee
  • Editor, BD&P Energy Newsletter